Our small contributions to Kaja cyclone affected peoples.
Severe Cyclonic Storm Gaja was the fifth named cyclone of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, after cyclones Sagar, Mekunu, Luban and Titli. Forming on November 5 as a low pressure system over the Gulf of Thailand, The system crossed through Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula and eventually crossed into the Andaman Sea. The weak system intensified into a depression over the Bay of Bengal on November 10 and further intensified to a cyclonic storm on November 11, being classified ‘Gaja’. After tracking west-southwestward for a number of days in the Bay of Bengal, Gaja made landfall in South India, shifted through Vedaranyam, Voimedu, Muthupet, and Adirampattinam. The storm survived it’s crossing into the Arabian Sea; however, it dissipated in hostile conditions only a few days later. As of November 22, 63 people were killed by the storm Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 15,000 crore from Centre to rebuild after cyclone Gaja